Sebastian Sedlick

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The worldwide wobble

FOR much of 2013 the world’s big stockmarkets had a magical quality about them. They soared upwards—America’s S&P 500 index rose by 30% last year, …

How fragile are emerging markets?

Emerging-market equities and exchange rates are again under severe downward pressure, but are the underlying economies really as fragile as global …

Economy

DEUTSCHE BANK: 5 Reasons China Is Not As Bad As Argentina Or Turkey

In this latest round of Emerging Market selling (like all downturns) there's probably a lot of throwing the baby out with the bathwater.<p>In a new report, Deutsche Bank's Jun Ma argues that China is in a much better position than Argentina or Turkey. And yet, the report notes, China's market has …

Deutsche Bank

Next wave of super-rich heading for London as new crises bite | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Political and financial upheaval in some of the world’s largest emerging economies is driving a new wave of rich migrants to London’s supercharged property market as a place to park their wealth, data from a leading real estate agency showed on Friday.<p>Colourful buildings in the …

Despite Weakness, Emerging Markets Not Dead Yet

Emerging markets are doing better than sentiment suggests.<p>Despite that, Fed tapering from its asset purchasing program this year worries investors. China’s housing bubble and growing concern over a possible credit crisis there aren’t helping. Last month, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China …

WTI oil loses roughly 4.9% for the week

May 25, 2018<br>2:38 PM<p>U.S. oil benchmark futures dropped Friday on news that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia are discussing a possible increase in production to help offset supply declines in Venezuela and Iran. July West Texas Intermediate crude fell $2.83, or 4%, to …

Investing

Emerging Markets’ Unsettling Tune

<i>It won’t be easy, you’ll think it strange/ When I try to explain how I feel.</i><p>The opening lines of “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” seem like the right musical accompaniment for investors as they shed money, and maybe a few tears, over emerging markets.

2014: emerging markets

May 6, 2018<br>5:55 PM<p>Gina Haspel, Donald Trump’s pick to lead the CIA, sought to withdraw her nomination after some White House officials raised concerns about her ties to the CIA’s controversial interrogation program set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, according to the Washington Post on …

Stock Markets

Locus of extremity

THE central bank of Turkey boasts an impressive art collection, including a canvas by Erol Akyavas entitled “Locus of Extremity”. That was pretty …

Is China About To Plunge Into Financial Crisis?

Is China about to have its own Bear Stearns moment? I have been thinking a lot about this after reading a smart report released today by BofA Merrill …

Walmart CEO made 1,188 times the typical employee’s compensation

Apr 21, 2018<br>5:44 PM<p>Syracuse University permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that drew protests since it emerged last week.<p>Apr 21, 2018<br>4:40 PM<p>Verne Troyer, the actor known best for his portrayal of Mini-Me inAustin Powers, has died at 49, according to a statement on his Facebook …

Are emerging markets losing their brand appeal?

Article<p>Are emerging markets losing their brand appeal? Global Economic Outlook, Q1 2014<p>January 14, 2014<p>Many emerging markets faced financial …

Economics

After Global Selloff, What Will the Next Week Hold?

Stock Markets